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Poster: matchstickstatue Date: May 24, 2014 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

Saw these guys this week, and the put on a really solid (if loud!) psychedelic rock show.

Anyway, the Dead relation is: after some equipment failures threatened to derail the show's centerpiece, they got off into heavily spacey territory and eventually morphed into what I take was a first time ever cover of Dark Star. Even the guys at the merch table seemed ecstatically surprised, and it brought some peace back to the frustrated synth man.

Anywho, it was sandwiched by this epic tune, which took up most of the set and, INHO, holds its own against much Hawkwind and Floyd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06hM01gel8

Check 'em out if they come around (but bring ear plugs!).

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Poster: Wichita Clem Date: May 24, 2014 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

I saw them in Oregon recently and hope my hearing returns soon.
Kidding but also true. Where did you see them? I'd love to track down the show if it appears. The Pink Lady centerpiece can be pretty entertaining!

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Poster: matchstickstatue Date: May 24, 2014 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

Toronto, Garrison.

They seem to have a tune called Dark Star Blues, but this was different, as they built a jam around the actual riff. It also seemed unrehearsed, as it took a while for the band and crowd to pick it up.

Within a week, I saw them, Merzbow and Keiji Haino (twice), so my ears have taken quite a beating.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: May 24, 2014 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

nice to see some love for A.M.T. on the forum.one of the best
psychedelic bands around.hope to catch them live one day.bought the new release a couple of weeks ago on vinyl.here's a track off the new album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdLhFfSwQgA

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 24, 2014 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

I saw them in a very small place called The Knitting Factory in NYC in the mid-late 90's and they along with Last Exit were the loudest band I have ever seen.It was almost painful,but it was a fun show.They have a bunch of shows here on LMA.

https://archive.org/details/AcidMothersTemple

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 24, 2014 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

I met Laswell and Sonny Sharrock. My pal still works with Laswell. PRAXIS.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 25, 2014 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

I also got to meet Sonny on a few occasions and contrary to his fiery musical persona he was a very soft spoken and friendly gentleman.Never had the pleasure of meeting Laswell,but did see him perform dozens of times with many different lineups including Praxis with Buckethead and Bernie Worrell.It's a shame the talents of these two ground breaking,great musicians goes widely unrecognized.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 25, 2014 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

Well, how many folks on the street can talk to you about James Blood Ulmer and Jamaldeen Tacuma and Calvin Weston? Those were some shows... I imagine you may have seen the same at Knitting Factory.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 25, 2014 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Acid Mothers Temple (vaguely Dead-related)

I can't say with any certainty I saw that lineup.I saw Blood with David Murray and a few other trio's.I would think we shared an audience or two considering all the music you saw in NYC and the different artists you have mentioned.I have to say here on the archive you can find someone who will chime in on almost anyone you can mention,which is very cool.